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Albino Cherry Barb
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Albino Cherry Barb (Puntius titteya)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Red, Tan
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 74-79° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.0
Max. Size 2"
Origin Captive-Bred
Family Cyprinidae
Minimum Tank Size 26 gallons
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Overview

The Albino Cherry Barb is a more slender fish when compared to the other Barbs. The coloration of this fish is cream to pink in color, and has pink eyes. Unlike some of the other barbs, this is a peaceful fish that is a welcome addition to any community aquarium.

They prefer a well-planted aquarium of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Rocks and driftwood can be added to the aquarium, but leave plenty of space for swimming. The Cherry Barb is a very timid fish that should be housed with fish of the same temperament.

It is best, when trying to breed the Albino Cherry Barb, to house a number of the same Barbs in the same aquarium until they pair off. After a pair has developed, the female will lay the eggs and the male will follow behind to fertilize. The fry will be free-swimming after about 5 days. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp until large enough to accept crushed flake food.

The Albino Cherry Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods including vegetables as well as meaty foods. Feed a quality flake food as well as live and frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1-1/2"

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